Directors Ethosheia Hylton

Ethosheia Hylton

Presence director, Ethosheia Hylton, highlights a great 80s film, some classic 70s music and the fact that the industry, finally, is showing signs of change What the most creative advertising idea you’ve seen recently? I loved the power of the BBC Sounds trailer. It was succinct in captivating your attention, and really cool. I loved the visuals […]

Directors Magazine Misha Manson-Smith

Misha Manson-Smith: Cutting to the funny bone

Editor-turned-director, Misha Manson-Smith’s CV includes hard-hitting documentaries, acclaimed TV series and high profile ad campaigns. Tim Cumming talks to the industrious filmmaker about improvised Google spots, massive real-world hoaxes and why comedy is a high-wire act. Defining what makes something funny is no joke, because the secrets of comedy – and their effects – tend to evaporate the closer you […]

Directors Directors Writing Magazine

Jason Smith on a David Lynch conference call

Jason Smith explains why the “dark psychosis” of his directing hero’s films continues to influence the way he creates Who would you say is your creative hero?  David Lynch How long has he been important to you and what are your first memories of coming across his work? I first saw ‘Eraserhead’ in 1985 when […]

Directors Directors Writing Magazine


Leading director of televised long form documentaries at Presence, Tanya Stephan, discusses her favourite and most hated creative productions, and the work that has inspired her through her career Tanya Stephan is a leading director of long form documentaries for TV. She’s directed high profile singles and series for Channel Four, BBC One, BBC Two and […]

Avril Furness Directors Directors Writing Immersive Magazine

From Advertising Creative to Immersive / 360 and Virtual to Mixed Reality filmmaking.

By Avril Furness. I have been fortunate to have worked with some of the most talented creative folk in the industry starting out as a Junior Creative with my Copywriter partner Miles at London Agency Fallon in 2010. Hiking up a Chilean mountain with an 8 foot inflatable character we called Walter, shooting an ad […]

Directors Directors Writing Kieron Hawkes Magazine

The Trans Siberian Railway

A Photo Journal by Presence Director Kieron Hawkes. For as long as I can remember I wanted to do the Trans Siberian Railway. This obsession followed me into adulthood. In 2018, after finishing directing Fortitude 3, I finally decided to do it. The route I decided to take was the Trans Siberian to Lake Baikal […]

Directors Latest Work Magazine Richard Swarbrick

Médecins Sans Frontières: Depicting the Rohingya crisis.

Richard Swarbrick and Presence have completed a huge animation project about the Rohingya for MSF. Update: This film has recently won 2 gold awards at Cresta and Kinsale 2020. In less than 24 hours the film had over 4 million views, 1,700 comments, 13,100 shares and 47,000 likes on facebook alone, bringing in much needed […]

Covid-19 Directors Immersive Latest Work Production

Jason Stone Interviews Danny Fleet

Jason Stone from David Reviews has recorded a Virus Crisis Podcast with Danny Fleet from Presence. They share their thoughts on production through lockdown and how technology and content are playing out through the crisis. #presenceteam

Covid-19 Directors

Home Studio Shooters and Animators

We have an extensive list of Directors, Animators, Photographers and CGI specialists who are creating content from their home studios. Aside from the roster, we can source #presenceteam talent to match your brief. On our roster, Richard Swarbrick and Chris Shepherd are working remotely and we are co-ordinating teams of animators online. Mat Hale is […]

Avril Furness Awards Directors Gaelle Mourre Immersive

Avril Furness & Gaelle Mourre VR films are winning awards

We are delighted to see that both Avril Furness and Gaelle Mourre‘s Virtual Reality Films are being nominated for and winning awards around the world. Both are hugely capable and inventive Directors who have a… really good understanding of creating story for the #VR space. As we enter 2020, here’s the latest round; Avril Furness […]